the drum mics. There is no way
around it: If I don’t move air, I
can’t get any sustain because I
don’t use a lot of distortion.
Does that make it hard to do
fixes and overdubs?
We don’t do fixes, we just do
five or six takes of each song
to a click track, then I take it
home and edit the best sections of each take together.
Everything you hear was played
live together, but the B part
might be from a different take.
Witness Oz Noy’s slithering, funky rhythms, off-the-wall
phrasing, and wacky effects use in action on You Tube.
How did Allen Toussaint end
up on the record?
I originally meant to have a
piano on “Oh Really?” and it
was sounding a little weak without it. Allen had come to some
of my shows—he’s a friend of
Noy, Lee, and Weckl get into some serious grooves, and
then at the 4: 45 mark Noy whips up some wickedly warped
loops with his Line 6 M9.
You Tube search term: Oz Noy with Will Lee & Dave
Armed with his sunburst Custom Shop Strat, Noy conjures
hauntingly beautiful voicings punctuated with Lenny
You Tube search term: The Oz Noy Twisted Blues Band,
Two Centers, The Bitter End, NYC 7-26-10
At this 2009 date at the Saxon Pub in Austin, Texas, Noy is
joined onstage by Eric Johnson, Anton Fig, and Roscoe Beck
for a funk-jazz rendition of “Schizophrenic.”
You Tube search term: Oz Noy trio - SCHIZOPHRENIC -
featuring Eric Johnson
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